[ID:0617]The increasing use of Public International Law (PIL) to regulate everything from international commerce to the environment means that many of the thousands of organizations profiled in MyWorldAbroad will employ lawyers whose work involves aspects of PIL. This article explains the types of legal training and experience you'll need to begin a legal career involving PIL with the government, an NGO, an IGO, in academia or for a private company.
Specialization is key for anyone considering a career in PIL. Successful candidates have clear visions of which international bodies or organizations they want to work for; and they use their studies and extra-curricular activities to further their career goals.
A successful candidate has a clear vision of which international bodies or organizations he or she is interested in working with and why; and they use their studies and extra-curricular activities to help them achieve that goal.
Public international law was traditionally the legal regime that governed the relations of...